From the Deputies’ Desks

East Hamersley Deputy News

I haven’t as yet congratulated all our Pre-Primary and Year 1 students on their wonderful participation and behaviour at the school sports carnival. It was also fantastic to see so many parents cheering on our children. I had several members of the East Hamersley mainstream staff comment to me on how fantastic the LDC students’ manners were at the carnival. This made me feel extremely proud of all the children and the teachers. Well done!

A reminder that case conferences will be held in the Outreach building ‘C’ block on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of September for Pre-Primary and the 21st Sept for Kindy parents. Chairs will be placed outside the double doors so that parents have a place to sit before their allocated meeting time. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

Year 1 exit interviews will be held towards the end of next term; these meetings are a short 10-15 discussion about the exit letters that go to your child’s mainstream school in term 4.

If your child has come home and told you about a ‘Bank Book’ that I have given them, well this is true. Every time one of the students is sent to me for great work, they receive money stamps in their personal bank book. Through this they are learning how to count in dollars, and we have discussed how to save/spend money. I have a little shop set up in my office and when the students have saved up to $10, they can then choose to either spend it at the shop or save this money for a more expensive item. It is rather exciting for them and I have found out very quickly the savers and the spenders.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

Pre-primary and Kindy teachers are currently meeting with parents/carers at case conferences. This is an important opportunity for the teacher to speak with you about your child’s progress and levels of achievement. Please ensure that you attend this meeting at your allocated time. Myself or Mrs Priestley will attend the case conference along with the teacher. We look forward to meeting with you. Please note that the year one case conferences will be next term.

Students had a great time at the Athletics Carnival last week. I would like to commend students on their positive participation in all events at the carnival. Staff are so proud of their efforts. It is disappointing that families could not attend and we thank you for your understanding of this. Check Class Dojo for some photos from the day, if you haven’t done so already.

Students have been enjoying their weekly Edu-Dance lessons and have been participating with enthusiasm. Classes are looking forward to their Edu-Dance performance on Monday 21st September. Please see your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the costume requirements. The concert will be videoed for parents to watch on Dojo.

I would like to remind parents that I am available in the school office if you wish to contact me with any queries or concerns. My work days are Mon-Thurs. I hope all families enjoy the upcoming school holiday break and warmer weather.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon and Quinns Beach Deputy News

It has been super busy across Quinns and Poseidon this term. Firstly, Book Week happened at Quinns. It was a great week with an artist painting a picture of a scene in Charlotte’s Webb in front of the whole school while the chapter was being read out. Talk about under pressure! We had a book character parade and wow, a great deal of effort was put into the costumes. All the children looked amazing and there were some really creative outfits. All the teachers looked amazing too, none of them can resist a dress up day! Poseidon will be having their Book Week from 21st to 25th September. I am looking forward to that.

Both Quinns and Poseidon had their sports carnivals on the same day this term, and this year I helped out at Poseidon. The weather was perfect, and the children had a lot of fun. The teachers and children practised very hard over the term on all the team games, and I know they all did really well on the day. Several of our children have also been invited to participate in the interschool running races. Well done to those students! I know the day was super busy for the children and I am sure they all slept well that night. I know I did.

I have really enjoyed sitting in on case conferences over the last week, it is wonderful to hear all about how the children are going. Thank you to Sarah Armstead for helping me run these up at Quinns.

Have an enjoyable holiday and I hope you get to see some of our beautiful state. See you next term.

Deputy Principal – Poseidon and Quinns Beach Campuses

Ms Catherine Regan

Deputy Principal’s News

Padbury Deputy News

Case conferences for Kindergarten and Pre-primary students will take place in weeks 8 to 10 of this term.  Year one case conferences will be at the end of the year. Parents/Carers of Kindy and Pre-primary students will have received a letter with the case conference date and time.  The case conference is an important opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress so far this year. Please ensure you make the 30-minute time-slot available so that you can attend this meeting.

We have had a few “special days” at school this month. Pre-primary and Year One students looked wonderful dressed up as their 100-year-old selves to celebrate 100 days of school. On 4th and 5th August the classes celebrated National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. Students participated in activities including art, music and stories to learn about cultural traditions and promote celebration, respect and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. National Science Week was last week. Students enjoyed an afternoon of hands-on activities learning Science concepts and skills.

The Athletics Carnival will take place next Wednesday 2nd September (weather permitting). Please ensure your child has their coloured faction shirt, hat and water bottle. Classes have been busy practising the sprints and group games. It is disappointing that parents are unable to attend, due to restrictions in Phase 4, and we thank families for your understanding. Teachers will put some photos on Dojo for parents.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon and Quinns Beach Deputy News

The children at Quinns Beach had a fantastic week celebrating Book Week. There were lots of activities around stories including a visualisation of a text, an artist painting a scene from Charlotte’s Web while the children watched on and a fantastic Book Week parade. I was super impressed with some of the costumes, particularly the ones made by some very creative mums and dads. Well done to those who won a book prize for their costume.

Both Quinns Beach and Poseidon have their Sports Carnival on Friday 4th September. Parents and carers are welcome to come along and support their child and team. Just keep that social distancing in mind and do the right thing. Coloured hair and clothes are always an added bonus so get that hair spray out! Teachers will be giving you some more information about the participation of each year level so keep an eye out for that. It should be a fun day for all.

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress at the case conferences coming up later this term.

Deputy Principal – Poseidon and Quinns Beach Campuses

Ms Catherine Regan

From the Deputies’ Desks

Padbury Deputy News

I hope all families had an enjoyable and restful school holiday break. Our Pre-primary and Year One classes have started their Edu-Dance lessons and are enjoying the fun and energetic sessions. Lessons will continue each Monday this term.

The LDC classes at Padbury will join in the Padbury Primary School Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 2nd September. Please note that this is subject to change, depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time, and the weather. Kindy A and Pre-primary classes will be participating in the carnival until recess time and our Year One classes will be participating in the carnival until lunchtime. The students have been busy practicing for the running races and team games leading up to the day. A decision will be made closer to the time regarding parents attending, and we will inform you of this.

The majority of parents have accessed their child’s Semester 1 Student Report on Connect. If you require assistance in accessing Connect, please contact the office on 9407 3050. Teachers have been completing Semester Two Documented Plans for students. These are the goals that your child will work towards at school over this term and next. They include goals from last semester that were not fully achieved, as well as some new goals. The Documented Plan will come home with your child this week. Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Thank you to all parents and carers for adhering to the “drop and go” morning routine. It has been pleasing to see students’ independent skills continue to develop. I would like to remind parents that school starts at 8.55am sharp. Please ensure that your child is at school on time in the morning (between 8:30am and 8:50am). I would also like to remind you that our School Development Day is Thursday 13th August. This is a pupil free day as staff will be undertaking professional learning.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon and Quinns Beach Deputy News

It is hard to believe it is Term 3 already, and the holidays are a distance memory. It has been a great start to the term after such a disrupted term 1 and 2. We are lucky to be living in WA in these difficult times. You will have received your child’s goals for semester 2, please ask your child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding the goals. They will be assessed and rated at the end of semester 2. Term 3 is the time that schools generally have sports carnivals. Both Poseidon and Quinns have the sports day scheduled for Friday the 4th of September and all the children are learning the team games that will be played on the day. There will be more information regarding how these days will run coming up so keep an eye out for that.

Most parents have accessed Connect to read their child’s semester 1 report, but there are still some who have not. Please call the Padbury office to get some help logging on to Connect.

Deputy Principal – Poseidon and Quinns Beach Campuses

Ms Catherine Regan

 

From the Deputies’ Desks

East Hamersley Deputy News

School Drop Off

East Hamersley will continue as usual with the kiss and drop roster. The LDC have Wednesdays as their rostered day to come down to the classrooms. Please remember this is a very busy time for teachers and they may not be able to have a discussion with parents/caregivers at that time. Class Dojo is a good option for contacting either the teacher or myself.

Sickness

We are continuing to have parents sending their child to school sick. The Health Department has been very clear on their stand about this and have stated sick students are to be kept at home. Please if your child is unwell, keep them home. I have had teachers off sick as they have been exposed to coughs and colds.

Thank you, Cleaners

On Tuesday 16th June school cleaners were recognised for the amazing and tireless work they have done to keep our schools safe over the years, and through the COVID-19 pandemic. The East Hamersley teaching staff arranged a morning tea in their honour and the cleaners were extremely grateful for the acknowledgement. We sincerely thank the cleaners here for their valuable contribution to ensuring our facilities are a healthy and hygienic environment for all. The work of our cleaners is essential, and we could not run the school without them.

Kindergarten Afternoon Tea

The Kindy students will be having an afternoon picnic with their parents on Tuesday the 30th of June form 2pm. Parents will be able to look at their child’s work and have a chat with everyone there. I am looking forward to joining you all.

School Photos

We have our photos on Tuesday the 30th from 9.00 am, can you please make sure your child is at school by 8.45 and dressed in school uniform.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

Reports

Teachers have been busy finalising student SEN (Special Educational Needs) Reports. Reporting documents will be sent home in the final week of term via Connect. Parents, you will receive your child’s goals with ratings for semester one, as well as teacher comments. Due to disruption to the learning program this semester (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) some goals will not be rated until semester two. Please organise a time to speak with your child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding your child’s report and progress. Goals that have not been achieved in semester one will continue for semester two, as well as new goals being set by the teacher for next semester.

Edu-Dance

Information regarding our Edu-Dance program for term 3 has been sent home. Pre-primary and Year One students are invited to participate in the program. Permission slips and payments are due on Wednesday 1st July. We have had huge success in the past with Edu-Dance and students thoroughly enjoy the dance lessons. The first session is on Monday 27th July.

School Drop-Off

I would like to thank parents and carers for adhering to the guidelines this term around student drop-off and pick-up. Since the ‘drop and go’ protocol has been in place, our students have started the school day in a calm and orderly manner. They have developed a greater level of independence and settled into the school day well. We encourage parents to continue to ‘drop and go’ in the mornings.

School Photos

School photos are next week (week 10). Padbury campus photos are on Tuesday 30th June, with Kindy B on Thursday 2nd July. Families who are wanting to order photos can place an order online or send the envelope into school on photo day (please include exact amount if paying by cash).

Cross-Country

The Year One students participated in a Cross Country running event in week 6. We are very proud of their stamina and persistence they displayed on the day. In term 3 students will start practicing for the whole school athletics carnival, and information regarding this event will be sent home next term.

Parent Survey

A parent survey link was sent to parents via SMS. This is to survey parents about their opinions of the school and all parents are encouraged to complete the survey online. The surveys are anonymous and individual respondents cannot be identified. The link will remain open until Friday 26th June. We will publish the results in a future school newsletter.

Thank you Cleaners

On Monday 15th June school cleaners were recognised for the amazing and tireless work they have done to keep our schools safe over the years, and through the COVID-19 pandemic. We sincerely thank the cleaners here for their valuable contribution to ensuring our facilities are a healthy and hygienic environment for all. The work of our cleaners is essential and we could not run the school without them.

Well done to students for working so hard this term. I would like to take this opportunity to wish families a safe and happy break over the school holidays.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon and Quinns Beach Deputy News

We will continue to have drop off at the gates at the Quinns Beach campus until further notice. Please remember that school finishes at 2:45pm so the children will not be released until then unless there is an early release arrangement. The children are so independent now and happily take themselves to class in the morning. Poseidon is still drop at the door, please remember to stay outside the classroom and keep social distancing.

There are lots of coughs and colds going around at the moment, so please keep your child home if they are sick. If they come to school coughing and sneezing, you will be called to come and collect them.

We had some furry and scaly visitors at Poseidon last week. The children loved hearing all about the Australian animals, many were brave enough to hold the snakes! I hope you heard all about the animals when the children got home.

NAIDOC week is happening up at Quinns Beach campus next week and on Monday the year 1 children will be attending the opening ceremony. Then later in the day all the children will be involved in a variety of activities to celebrate and learn about Aboriginal culture.

Have a fabulous holiday. I hope you all get the chance to stay in your pyjamas all day at least once!

Deputy Principal – Poseidon and Quinns Beach Campuses

Ms Catherine Regan